Sound familiar ... FERC knee jerk conclusion not based in reality or fact

posted Sep 30, 2011, 5:07 AM by Site administrator   [ updated Oct 1, 2011, 5:41 AM ]
   FERC agrees to rehear Lake of the Ozarks SMP ... Showing its confusion about how Lake of the Ozarks has been developed over the last 79 years as a lake not managed by the Corp of engineers, FERC wrote: “If allowed in the project boundary, decks, gazebos, patios, and walkways along the shoreline, including but not limited to boardwalks, could potentially restrict a significant area of project lands and waters from public access. As a general policy, the Commission does not allow the interests of private property owners to override the public’s use and enjoyment of project lands and waters. Such structures have the potential to impede public access to the project if they are located in the project boundary. This prohibition would protect public access to and recreational use of project lands and waters. AmerenUE has not raised anything that would overcome the Commission’s stated policy on this matter and we will require the SMP be modified to reflect the policy.”

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